(Community Matters 17) United Way Slammed with Requests for Utility Bill Assistance

First Aired February 4, 2023

Rising energy costs mean more Michiganders are asking for help through various channels to pay their utility bills.

In this episode, Bethany Stutzman discusses the United Way Program Assistance Center, which – at the time of the interview – was handing record amounts of applications for assistance.

NOTE: After the interview was recorded, the United Way announced the Center paused any additional submissions until it could process the ones in-hand.

Episode Resources

United Way Program Assistance Center website
United Way Program Assistance Center line (Michigan): 517.741.0202


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8:00 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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